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Maui Department of Liquor Control to Offer Certification Exam and Classes

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The Department of Liquor Control will offer its certification exam and class on July 13, 20 and 27 in Kahului. The exam and class are being offered for first-time employees of liquor establishments who are being required to obtain the card to be employed and for those whose certification cards expired prior to March 1, 2020.

Seating is limited to 25 individuals. Those requesting to take the class and exam are required to make an appointment by calling Deputy Director Jarrett Kahoʻohanohano at 808-243-7485 on the following dates and times. The location will be provided.

To reserve a seat for:

  • July 13, 2021 – Please call on July 12 between 8 and 9 a.m.
  • July 20, 2021 – Please call on July 19 between 8 and 9 a.m.
  • July 27, 2021 – Please call on July 26 between 8 and 9 a.m.

The department requests that no messages be left. There will be no walk-in appointments for the exam. Applicants will be informed of the exam site after confirming an appointment.


Applicants need to have a valid ID and two sharpened pencils with an eraser at the time of check-in. Cost of the exam and card is $10 each.

Payment is by cash only. Face masks are required, and physical distancing of at least 6 feet is required. Face masks with exposed external valves, neck gaiters, bandanas and face shields without a permitted mask underneath are not permitted.

The Department of Liquor Control “employee approved by the director card” is valid for four years from the date of issuance. Cards are renewed by re-examination.


Employee cards that contain an expiration from March 1, 2020, through the end of the emergency period are extended to 90 days after the end of the COVID-19 emergency period.

For more information, visit the department’s webpage at Go to Liquor Control and Certification Exam.


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